A season of thrills in Iresi

Nigerian Compass

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Residential buildings, some of them, built over a hundred years ago, lined the lone road that snakes through the ancient city.

Old men and women, some holding walking sticks taller than their frail, bending, physique and some accosted by their siblings, formed a sight of the crowd that besieged Adeniran Museum and Gallery, home of the Adenirans, christened “Ile Olowoye”, in Iresi, Osun State where Oyeladeniran Foundation for Community Development held its annual Iresi Socio-Cultural Festival. The three day event which kicked off with a musical night climaxed with a night out the second day to usher participants as well as the entire community into the New Year. Continue reading “A season of thrills in Iresi”

Residents laud anti-corruption protests

National Mirror
April 19, 2013

Convinced of the justification of their sustained protests against socio-economic deprivations which have become the hallmark of public governance in recent times, scores of residents in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have continued to commend civil society organisations in the territory for fighting for rights of the vulnerable millions of Nigerians denied socio-economic dividends of governance over years.

The residents noted that if it were not for the daring protests and other civil actions against corrupt political regimes, Nigeria would have ranked high among countries with despotic and authoritarian leaders who are more of a curse than blessings, given the way they pursue self-serving interests to the detriment of the governed. Continue reading “Residents laud anti-corruption protests”

Group urges probe into attack on PUNCH man

April 17, 2013 by Comfort Oseghale and Damilola Owoyele
Governor Babatunde FasholaGovernor Babatunde Fashola

Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders on Tuesday, called on Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola to probe the attack on PUNCH photo journalist, Mr. Goke Famadewa, by officials of the Kick Against Indiscipline and some policemen.

CACOL Executive chairman, Debo Adeniran, in a statement, condemned the attack, describing it as barbaric. Continue reading “Group urges probe into attack on PUNCH man”

CACOL calls for probe into attack on Punch photojournalist

Sequel to the attack on Punch photojournalist, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, has called for the probe  of  police officers and KAI officials by the Lagos police command.

In a press statement made available to Nigerian Pilot and signed by CACOL’s executive chairman, Debo Adeniran yesterday, Adeniran stated that it was necessary to draw the attention of the Commissioner of Police to the aberration perpetrated by some men of the Nigeria Police and some Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI officials who attacked a photojournalist working with Punch newspapers, Mr. Goke Famadewa, on Monday for taking pictures of illegal structures being demolished at Sandgrouse, Igbosere area of Lagos Island. Continue reading “CACOL calls for probe into attack on Punch photojournalist”

CACOL Commends EFCC On Re-Opened Enugu State Secretariat Investigation

Posted: April 15, 2013

Gov. Chime Sullivan
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) today commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for taking the initiative to launch a full-scale investigation into the on-going N13.6 billion Enugu State secretariat project, the construction of which the government approved N13.6 billion.

The Executive Chairman of CACOL, Debo Adeniran, lauded the anti-graft commission for living up to expectation by reopening the case file, recalling that the former Enugu State Accountant-General, Eunice Ugwu, claimed that the project would cost N8bn as against N13.6bn that had been reported.
Ugwu, he said, had also said that the government only released money for the feasibility studies and demolition of old Secretariat, whereas funds were provided for same in the 2012 budget. Continue reading “CACOL Commends EFCC On Re-Opened Enugu State Secretariat Investigation”

Govt can’t stop revolution, activists tell Amaechi

Chairman, Nigeria Governors' Forum, Rotimi AmaechiChairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Amaechi
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Human rights activists and groups have taken turns to berate the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, for downplaying the looming revolution in Nigeria. They described him as a leader who has lost touch with his people.

Amaechi had last week at the Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders ruled out the possibility of having a revolution in the country.

He had said many Nigerians had become used to suffering rather than pushing for a change. Continue reading “Govt can’t stop revolution, activists tell Amaechi”

Students’ Killings condemned by CACOL

Sun, Apr 14th, 2013



The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned the gruesome murder of four students of Tai Solarin College of Education by some men of the Nigeria Police.

The students were allegedly killed during a protest at the College’s Omu-Ijebu Campus on Tuesday.

Speaking on behalf of the Coalition, its Executive Chairman, Debo Adeniran decried the high rate of inhuman treatment, brutality and extra-judicial killings of Nigerian people. Continue reading “Students’ Killings condemned by CACOL”


The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has warned President Goodluck Jonathan against increasing the price of petrol in the country.

Reacting to President Jonathan’s statement that petrol price would go up, the Executive Chairman of the Coalition, Debo Adeniran, warned that the federal government should be wary of heating up the polity with any careless move, because the nation is sitting on the keg of a gunpowder. Continue reading “CACOL WARNS PRESIDENT JONATHAN AGAINST FUEL PRICE HIKE”


The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL has flayed the profligacy of Ogun State government in its ongoing urban infrastructural renewal projects in the state.

Reacting to the allegation that Ogun State government constructed a pedestrian bridge with air-conditioner at Oke-Sokori Area, Abeokuta with N260 million, the Executive Chairman of CACOL, Debo Adeniran described the government action as a misplaced priority and shows the depth of shallowness in the thinking of those charge of political leadership in Nigeria. Continue reading “N260M PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: CACOL FLAYS AMOSUN’S PROFLIGACY”